Friday Lights: Perspective
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Here’s something sent to us from Kelly Caroline. Thanks!
I am in a season of uncertainty and confusion. One morning this week I woke up and, instead of getting right to checking emails and voicemails and bank statements, I went to my family room and saw it with fresh eyes. I saw it for what a blessing it is to have such a wonderful, comfortable space to raise my family in. I put on my favorite album, and just laid on the floor, willing to accept the comfort Jesus offers us.
After a while, I knelt next to the window and I looked up. The window frame looked like the cross. I began to envision myself worshipping at the crucifixion as Jesus traded my sin and sorrow and took it on Himself. As I did this, I noticed a single dove had been perched on the power line the whole time and it struck me instantly that that’s how the Holy Spirit is in our lives- there, watching and looking after us. I also noticed that if I wasn’t in this knelt position of worship, I wouldn’t have seen the scene from the right angle. Thankfully, my camera was on the table next to me, so without having to get up, I snapped this photo. I hope this story encourages ReKnew readers to see with fresh eyes our everyday blessings and that God is always present, waiting patiently for us to come to Him.
Image by TheRevSteve via Flickr Yesterday, I offered the first part of my response to Flood’s comments regarding my review of his book. Today I’ll finish up my thoughts. Scripture and Its Interpretation Flood confesses that he is confused as to how I can claim that “in the light of Christ, we must reject violent interpretations of Scripture”…
Greg argues why he thinks we can trust that the Bible is divinely inspired. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0225.mp3
When have you experienced unexpected generosity? And another good question is: when have you extended unexpected generosity to someone else? Let’s surprise someone with some of that today.
Greg responds to challenges by William Lane Craig from Craig’s podcast “Reasonable Faith.“ Craig argues that Greg’s model of reading the bible through the lens of Jesus Christ is simply Greg’s way of rejecting the dictation theory of inspiration—which everyone does. Greg denies this and claims that his view of inspiration is more than simply…
Here’s a 6 minute meditation on gratitude by Louie Schwartzberg. Take our word for it. It’s worth the time.